Yorkshire Ambulance Service is offering FREE 2.5 hours First Aid Awareness courses to communities across the Yorkshire Ambulance Service area of North, South, West and East Yorkshire.



Yorkshire Ambulance Service would like to offer the members of your community, parish, congregation, masjid, friends, family, colleagues or community contacts and/or their families and friends, the opportunity to have a free 2.5 hours First Aid Awareness course, for those who are aged 16 or over.

The course is currently delivered to schools, parishes and ethnically diverse communities across the whole of Yorkshire, and it is always very well received.

The course covers the following topics:

  • How to recognise a suspected heart attack.
  • How, when and why to perform Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).
  • A demonstration with an automated external defibrillator (AED) training machine.
  • How to perform hands-only (chest compressions) CPR.
  • How, when and why to place an unconscious breathing person into the recovery position.
  • How to recognise and deal with a choking situation.
  • How to deal with a suspected stroke (FAST).
  • How to deal with life-threatening or serious bleeding.
    (Adult – child – baby protocols will also be shown)

Group numbers can range from 12 to 20 per session.

The training can be delivered on any day of the week or weekend, at a time to suit the convenience of your community. More than one event can be arranged if demand is sufficient.

Once completed, attendees will receive:

  • YAS Certificate of Attendance (not a qualification)
  • a free disposable YAS emergency CPR resuscitation face-shield.

This training session may be a useful tool for members of your community who wish to add a vocational skill to their CV.

For more information, please contact Ali Richardson, Community Engagement Manager at ali.richardson@nhs.net

Full details on the free 2.5 hours First Aid Awareness Training course can be downloaded here (pdf)